Having an outboard motor cover to protect your cowling looking new is a wise investment. “I first came up with the idea for an engine cover when I was guiding and had scratched up my boat cowling. I didn’t think that it would cost much just to refurbish it, but was I wrong. So, I designed what ended up being the Tuff Skinz, an outboard motor cover,” said Randy Dornbusch, owner of Tuff Skinz (www.tuffskinz.net). What Dornbusch had discovered was a practical solution to protecting outboard motors. “Tuff Skinz outboard motor covers have a tough polyester laminate with 2 layers. The outside protects the cowling from harmful UV rays and scratches from trees, boat docks, rocks, bluff walls, and other abrasive objects while the inside material is soft and protects the cowling shell. “Tuff Skinz should fit snug around the outboards cowling without any slack.
Once the cover is completely down it is secured with a 1-inch strap sewn into the bottom of the cover with a snap buckle; the tight fit will keep it from coming off and catching on brush or boat dock corners,” explained Dornbusch. The Tuff Skinz only comes in one color and that’s black. Anglers have the option of purchasing Tuff Skin covers with or without logos. Graphics can be added on the cover, but these are done by an outside source at an additional cost.
Tuff Skinz covers comes with a 5 year warranty against defects in workmanship except in the southern coastal states where the warranty is only for 2 years due to the excessive heat. As for cleaning a Tuff Skinz engine cover, Dornbusch recommends using a mild detergent and gently sponge it clean; in addition to spraying the cover with Tuff Skinz Protectant once every season to keep it looking new.
Having a Tuff Skinz cover not only keeps your outboard engine from harmful UV rays and scratches, but can earn you money in the Tuff Skinz Bonus Bucks Program. The Tuff Skinz Bonus Bucks Program rewards anglers that compete in qualifying tournament events with Bonus Bucks Cash Awards. Participation guidelines, list of tournament qualifying tournaments, and rules can be found on Tuff Skinz website at www.tuffskinz.net.
Although the perfect time to purchase a Tuff Skinz outboard motor cover is when you buy a new outboard motor, it can also improve the look of your boat without having to go through the costly expense of refurbishing your old cowling.
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